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  1. Renton47's rating of the film White Zombie

    There is something vaguely somnambulist at play, I think the minimal score and lack of urgency, but it doesn't quite translate into an ethereal nightmare. Probably dampened by Lugosi's theatricality and the otherwise bad performers, but there are some very nifty visual tricks and images that have more to do with the Haiti setting than the interiors.

  2. $ROBINROSA$'s rating of the film White Zombie

    Piercing eyes, empty eyes and hand gestures are the signs most used to represent control and domination. Bodies become inorganic and turn into a property that can be exploited. To recuperate control means cutting the head, stop transmission, sabotage power and recuperate the body. The sudden cutting off of power has the risk of out of control self-destruction. The magician's head must drop.

  3. josé neves's rating of the film White Zombie

    35mm, UCLA restoration. An extraordinary initial link of a chain that came to be decisive in contemporary fiction, albeit here more political: a zombie is an individual who works for free for a criminal mind. We could name him as a slave and call the criminal a boss. But more than a Marxist work, it's a surrealistic delusion about the "amour fou," which was only echoed before in Borzage's "Seventh Heaven" ...

  4. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film White Zombie

    Horror movie that introduced the word "zombies", but here they were not the brain-eating type yet but rather mind-controlled sleepwalkers. Bela Lugosi appear with the excellent name of Mr. Murder and looks great here. It's a pretty unique atmospheric horror. It would probably have been a even better film if played as a silent film as the dialogue is the film's weakest link.

  5. Andre's rating of the film White Zombie

    Still full of dread-inducing after 80 years, full of vivid fairy-tale imagery, and a genuinely creepy atmosphere

  6. Aardsy's rating of the film White Zombie

    The sets! The mood! The terrible acting!

  7. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film White Zombie

  8. Duncan Gray's rating of the film White Zombie

    Cinema's first zombie movie! How old is it? So old that it predates when zombie meant Romero's flesh-eaters, and instead was rooted in Haitian voodoo. The best and worst pre-Code tendencies: stiff writing and acting, but frequently an inventive shot or an eerie bit of sound design, and always a perverse undercurrent from this story about killing your crush so you can make them a reanimated slave. Fun time had by all.

  9. RoRoRoro's rating of the film White Zombie

  10. Chilton's rating of the film White Zombie

    A bit dated now unfortunately, still some visual treats in the second half of the film.

  11. Magic Lantern Alison's rating of the film White Zombie

    What a well-crafted little film! Bela Lugosi is wonderfully evil.

  12. Matthew Horvath's rating of the film White Zombie

    "For you, my friend, they are the angels of death!" Lugosi kicks serious ass in this flick! For what should have been some Grade-Z-Talkie, the Halperin Bros. were pretty damned groundbreaking. There's some truly creepy shots in this. Good commentary on what it means to possess someone; "I thought that beauty alone would satisfy. But the soul is gone. I can't bear those empty, staring eyes."

  13. Tabikenezer von Higglesbloom's rating of the film White Zombie

    Jean Rollin considered this the perfect film and that tickles me to no end. VIVA

  14. Rattzz Matanzano's rating of the film White Zombie

  15. Shelley's rating of the film White Zombie

    The only creepy part about this film was that horrible, creaking noise that the mill made.

  16. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film White Zombie

    ★★★ it's a nice night for a zombie wedding.

  17. mjgildea's rating of the film White Zombie

    2 1/2 out of 5 stars. A tough watch with brutal story pacing which is a classic example of why I'm not a fan of movies from the early 30s. On the plus side some of the imagery is fantastic. It kind of felt like Fritz Lang making Dracula. White Zombie is more of a museum piece than a work of art but still worth a look.

  18. Joks's rating of the film White Zombie

    Kino is releasing this on blu-ray in January

  19. film_lies101's rating of the film White Zombie

    Lugosi and atmosphere are great, everything else is kind of shit

  20. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film White Zombie

    Bela Lugosi stars in the very first zombie movie, which introduced the Haitian legend to the world in 1932. When a young couple travels to Haiti to get married, a jealous benefactor brings Lugosi's creepy zombie slave driver in to curse the woman so he can keep her as his own. A bit stiff in places, but there are some interesting visual things going on here, as well as a terrifically edited, nail biting finale.

  21. Cassandra Taylor's rating of the film White Zombie

    Interesting movie about how you get exactly what you wish for.

  22. Astrojanitor's rating of the film White Zombie

    creaky as all get out--but the combination of Lugosi and the inventive visual scheme make this mandatory classic horror

  23. Kyle Chiba's rating of the film White Zombie

    Worth a watch but offers little rewatchability for me. Theres some good atmosphere at times and I liked the creepy extreme close ups of Bela Lugosi's eyes as well as the set design. The finale was quite memorable.

  24. Brendan's rating of the film White Zombie

    It drags in the second half quite badly, but White Zombie has some truly great and unforgettable moments and images, and is still worth watching if you're into classic horror.

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